Bangkok has a vast range of accommodation, including some of the best hotels in the world — and some of the worst dives too. Broadly speaking, Khao San Road is backpacker city; the riverside of Silom and Thonburi is home to The Oriental and The Peninsula respectively, often ranked among the best in the world (and priced to match). Most of the city’s moderate and expensive hotels can be found in Siam Square, Sukhumvit and Silom, though they also have their share of budget options.
Luxury Hotels in Bangkok
Hotel Access by boat only, 24 HRS. From Phra Athit Pier (N13) (757/1 Somdej Prapinklao Soi 2), Bangkok Riverside, Bangkok
A great base to explore the attractions of Bangkok, the property is located in the heart of Bangkok on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. The access to Praya Palazzo is only by barges. To provide the utmost convenience to the guests, the traditional wooden barge, particularly selected to fit with the hotel’s historical mansion, is always ready for transportation. Guests will be able to experience the authentic way of the olden days across the Chao Phraya River. Guests can reach the mansion from two available piers; Rajathiwas Temple Pier and Phra Athit Pier (N 13). Featuring 17 rooms, each room is decorated with a rich historical background to achieve a unique, uplifting atmosphere. The Praya Palazzo is in walking distance of many interesting historical sites such as The Grand Palace, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Aroon (The Temple of Dawn), China Town and The National Museum, just to name a few. A well respected establishment, this 5 star property is confident it will make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok Riverside, Bangkok
One of Mandarin Oriental’s flagship properties, Mandarin Oriental Hotel has been a favorite of the elite since 1876. In 2006, the grand dame of the Chao Phraya River underwent a face-lift. The new spa is known as one of the best in the world and the facilities have been updated to include a large gym, tennis court, squash court, and two outdoor swimming pools. All of the 393 fresh rooms are assigned with personal butlers. Visitors should not miss high tea in the Author’s Wing, a meal at one of the eight famous restaurants, taking a class in Thai cooking/culture, or watching the sunset from the Veranda. Wireless internet, business center, meeting rooms, and secretarial and concierge services make for an efficient as well as luxurious experience. A proprietary boat shuttles patrons 5 minutes to the sky train as well as sights along the river. A stay at the opulent Mandarin Oriental never disappoints and has you wanting to come back.
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok Riverside, Bangkok
Near the heart of the business district of Sathorn, lies this luxurious property with easy access to tourist as well as business venues in the city. The Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok stands on the banks of the historic Chao Phraya River, providing easy access to the many attractions, as well as the nearby BTS Saphan Taksin Skytrain station. Voted one of the top ten hotels in the world, the 802-room Shangri-La Hotel is just a few stations away from the commercial hub of Bangkok. An exceptional choice of international cuisine is offered for guests along with 24 hour access to business services. Two swimming pools and a fully equipped health club help you relax and unwind. For a luxurious holiday experience when in Bangkok, you cannot go wrong with a stay at the Shangri-la.
Siam Chaophraya Holdings, 333 Charoennakorn Road, Bangkok Riverside, Bangkok
The 18-room, E-SPA at the Peninsula Hotel is just one of the many world-class facilities on offer at this opulent, multi-awarded accommodation. Already voted the World’s Best Hotel Overall by Travel and Leisure Magazine Readers’ Survey, the flawless service, charming design, and unique location keep visitors returning to the five-star hotel. The W shape of the 39-story building avails each of the 370 rooms a panoramic view of the Bangkok skyline over the Chao Phraya River. Though helicopter and car services are available, a five-minute teak ferry ride will transport guests to the skytrain for traffic-free access to central Bangkok or up the river to the many temples, restaurants, and markets. All rooms feature internet and bathtub TV. Other highlights include the 6 dining outlets around the central quad, the 3-tiered 60m pool, tennis court, gym, cooking and religion classes, and access to the Thai Club golf course.
946 Rama Iv Road , Silom / Sathorn, Bangkok
Providing 517 spacious rooms, this popular hotel is located in the heart of Bangkok’s shopping centers and night markets. The five-star Dusit Thani Hotel is just 25 km from Bangkok International Airport, and is situated on Silom Road, just a short stroll from Patpong night market. It’s next to the Sala Daeng Skytrain Station, making it easy for guests to avoid traffic while venturing to major businesses, tourist attractions, and shopping plazas. Across the street is one of Bangkok’s largest parks, Lumpini Park, where guests can walk the broad boulevards and sit beside the lakes. There are eight restaurants to choose from, offering everything from French to Italian cuisine.
267, Soi Sukhumvit 31, North Klongtan, Wattana, Sukhumvit, Bangkok
You would be surprised to find this colonial property dating back to the 19th century in the heart of the Thai capital. Completely renovated by the owner, this boutique property now offers guests 12 exquisite suites. The Emporium shopping mall as well as the skytrain station is within walking distance from the hotel, while the most popular attractions are just a train ride away. If you wish to explore the city in style, why not choose one of the vintage cars available at The Eugenia. All suites come with four poster beds, spacious bathrooms, and are fitted with colonial pieces, some of which are part of the owner’s private collection. Travel back in time without ever leaving the city center when you choose to stay at The Eugenia Hotel & Spa Bangkok.
Mid-Range Hotels in Bangkok
36 Tani Road, Taladyod , Pranakorn, Khaosan / Grand Palace, Bangkok
Close enough to the sights and sounds of the ‘city of angels’ yet far enough for sound sleep. Located near the backpacker haven of Khaosarn, the hotel is also close to numerous tourist sites. Villa Cha-Cha is walking distance to Khasoarn, with its numerous bars, and inexpensive street shopping, and a short cab ride from the Grand Palace. And if you are in the mood to learn Thai massage, Wat Pho is also near the hotel. The exterior might be like a regular apartment building, but the interior brings Bali to Bangkok with numerous sculptures adorning the hallways.
120/1, Samsen Road (between Samsen Soi 6 and Soi 8), Bangkhunprom, Pranakorn, Khaosan / Grand Palace, Bangkok
When visiting Bangkok, you’ll feel right at home at Baan Chantra, which offers quality accommodation and great service. Only 7 km from the city center, the hotel’s strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Baan Chantra is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. To name a few of the hotel’s facilities, there are Wi-Fi in public areas, safety deposit boxes, laundry service. The hotel features 6 beautifully appointed guest rooms, each including ironing facilities, complimentary bottled water, in room safe, television, refrigerator. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as garden to make your stay truly unforgettable. Baan Chantra is a smart choice for travelers to Bangkok, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
La Residence Hotel
173/8-9 Suriwongde road (corner of soi Anumanrajdhon), Silom / Sathorn, Bangkok
When visiting Bangkok, you’ll feel right at home at La Residence, which offers quality accommodation and great service. The hotel lies 2.00 Km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. For those of you who want to venture out, V9 Wine Bar & Restaurant, Wat Kaewjamfah, Baan Silom Arcade are just some of the attractions available to visitors. At La Residence, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers elevator, business center, laundry service, safety deposit boxes, car park. Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience, with DVD/CD player, mini bar, in room safe, inhouse movies, internet access – LAN (complimentary) in each room. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, La Residence hits the spot in many ways.
1025/5-9 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Patumwan, Siam, Bangkok
The cozy Golden House is a definite choice for those seeking comfort, privacy, and a homely atmosphere in the heart of Bangkok. With only 27 guestrooms, each one has been tastefully outfitted with charming Thai interiors and all the necessary amenities that are needed for a relaxing holiday. The BTS Chidlom station is only 50 meters away from the hotel, as is a plethora of shopping malls, including Central Chidlom, Sogo, Central World Plaza, Isetan, Gaysorn, and MBK. Keeping the needs of the business traveler in mind, Golden House also comes with a dedicated business center and state-of-the-art meeting facilities.
11/3 Sukhumvit 36 Yaek 2 Klongtoey, Sukhumvit, Bangkok
A quaint bed and breakfast in the heart of Bangkok, with natural or handmade products making it all the more attractive. The family run Napa Place Boutique is situated in three townhouses in the sukhumvit area, close to several dining, shopping and entertainment venues. The high-end Emporium shopping mall is walking distance, as are a couple of second hand bookstores. The Phrom Phong BTS sky train station near the hotel, will help connect guests to all the major tourist attractions this cosmopolitan city has to offer. Providing a feeling of being at home, guests are requested to take off their shoes, and instead wear slippers provided by the hotel. Sure to calm and looking to surprise you is this property, amidst the crowded lanes of Bangkok.
Budget Hotels in Bangkok
Fortville Guest House
9, Phrasumen Road, Chanasongkram, Phranakorn, Khaosan / Grand Palace, Bangkok
A new boutique hotel built with a ‘fort’ theme, the property is located near Bangkok’s main river, the Chaopraya River. For those visiting Bangkok on a budget, The Fortville Guest House offers clean, comfortable accommodation combined with a fantastic location. Hotel facilities include everything from restaurants, coffee shops, internet café, and tours. Some local attractions within walking distance include the renowned Khaosarn Road, King’s Palace and Wat Prakeaw. Bangkok has something for everyone, shopping centers, markets, temples, every kind of restaurant imaginable and a thriving night life that will keep music lovers entertained until the sun comes up.
Wild Orchid Villa
8 Soi Chana Songkhram, Khaosan / Grand Palace, Bangkok
River View Guesthouse
768, Soi Panurangsi, Songwad Road, Talad Noi, Samphantawongs, Bangkok Riverside, Bangkok
Built in 30, River View Guesthouse is a distinct addition to Bangkok and a smart choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. No less exceptional is the hotel’s easy access to the city’s myriad attractions and landmarks, such as San Jao Sien Khong, Talat Noi, Holy Rosary Church. At River View Guesthouse, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including elevator, bar/pub, laundry service/dry cleaning, restaurant, Wi-Fi in public areas. Experience high quality room facilities, including television, fan, satellite/cable TV, refrigerator, air conditioning, to help you recharge after a long day. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the River View Guesthouse the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Bangkok.
25/13-15 Soi Kasamsunt1, Rama 1 Rd., Siam, Bangkok
If what you’re looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Bangkok, look no further than A One Inn. Situated only 0.3 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town’s attractions and activities. No less exceptional is the hotel’s easy access to the city’s myriad attractions and landmarks, such as The Jim Thompson House, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Siam Center. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, A One Inn is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers room service, restaurant, safety deposit boxes, Wi-Fi in public areas, 24-hour room service. Experience high quality room facilities, including in room safe, internet access – wireless, refrigerator, television LCD/plasma screen, air conditioning, to help you recharge after a long day. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at A One Inn.
54 Soi Ngamduplee, Rama 4 Road, Silom / Sathorn, Bangkok
Located in the lovely area of Silom / Sathorn, Malaysia Hotel Bangkok enjoys a commanding position in the shopping, restaurants, business hub of Bangkok. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For those of you who want to venture out, Lumphini Boxing Stadium, Embassy of France, The Embassy of Malaysia are just some of the attractions available to visitors. Malaysia Hotel Bangkok offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like laundry service/dry cleaning, tours, safety deposit boxes, car park, elevator. The hotel features 119 beautifully appointed guest rooms, each including satellite/cable TV, complimentary bottled water, mini bar, refrigerator, air conditioning. The hotel’s recreational facilities, which include massage are designed for escape and relaxation. Malaysia Hotel Bangkok is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Bangkok.
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